Art of the People: A discussion about public art in Lafayette, Louisiana (FEB 9th, 2017)

Art of the People:
A discussion about public art in Lafayette, Louisiana

Join local artists, benefactors, and local leaders next week for a panel discussion about public art’s impact on the city of Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette’s public art scene has decades-old roots. Recent changes to community planning coupled with local artistic fervor for more public expression has placed the city at a creative tipping point. The works of well-known artists are now joined by a new wave of creations and a community desire to see that creativity expressed in more places than ever.

If you’re an artist, enthusiast, cultural explorer, group leader, civic volunteer or just someone who loves the creativity of this vibrant city, you’ll enjoy listening to the artists themselves as they tell their own stories about public art’s impact on their lives. 

It’s an interactive discussion about the past, present, and future of Lafayette’s public art.

Art of the People: A discussion about public art in Lafayette, Louisiana
Acadiana Center for the Arts — 2nd Floor Education Room
Thursday, February 9th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Open Invitation — Complimentary Admission

Zachary Barker
Opportunity Machine
Robert Dafford
Kaliste Saloom, III
Travis Gauthier
Paige Krauss
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Lucas Menard
Portrait Artist
Susan David
Elizabeth Bell
Graphic Designer
Carlee Alm-Labar
Laf. Consolidated Government
Calvin Wiggs
Artist & Son of Robert Wiggs
Jeremy C. Broussard
This event is in conjunction with the release of the new book Art of the People: Public art in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana. The book explores the steadily creative crescendo of public art in Lafayette. Beginning with a brief description of the region’s creative-cultural roots, the book guides you through a rapid-fire tour of public expression then digs deep into the inspiration behind nine compelling works of art. The book provides narrative insight into a city steeped in creativity and a people eager to express that inspiration in new ways.
More About the Book